heuristic \hyoo-RIS-tik\, adjective:
1. Serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.2. Encouraging a person to learn, discover, understand, or solve problems on his or her own, as by experimenting, evaluating possible answers or solutions, or by trial and error.3. Of, pertaining to, or based on experimentation, evaluation, or trial-and-error methods.4. Denoting a rule of thumb for solving a problem without the exhaustive application of an algorithm.
Heuristic stems from the Greek heur-, "to discover."
- Another excuse for Americans to spend an entire day eating
"Damn, it's not a weekend, and i want to eat all day"
"Why Don't we invent a holiday and give it a stupid name?"
"Fo Shizzle, My Pilgrizzle!"
- Tasmania: southeast Australian island was first seen by Dutchman Abel Tasman, for whom it was later named (1642)
- The Origin of Species: naturalist Charles Darwin published his book explaining evolution (1859)
- Lee Harvey Oswald: JFK assassin was shot to death by Jack Ruby (1963)
- Lucy: Australopithecus skeleton was found in Ethiopia; she was about 3 foot 7 (109 cm.) and 3 million years old (1974)
Freddie Mercury passed away from HIV (1991)
- Bat Masterson 1853
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864
- Scott Joplin 1868
- Dale Carnegie 1888
- Garson Kanin 1912
- William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925
- Johnny Carver 1940
- Paul Tagliabue 1940
- Pete Best 1941 - Musician (Beatles), early member of the Beatles
- Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's) 1941
- Billy Connolly 1942
- Lee Michaels 1945
- Dwight Schultz 1947
- Stanley Livingston 1950
- Clem Burke (Blondie) 1955
- Terry Lewis (The Time) 1956
- Denise Crosby 1957
- John Squire (The Stone Roses) 1962
- Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) 1962
- Chad Taylor (Live) 1970
- Collin Hanks 1977
- Katherine Heigl 1978